*
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
April 24, 2024, 11:03:37 PM

Login with username, password and session length

Donate

We Appreciate Your Support

Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 1690579
  • Total Topics: 118338
  • Online Today: 732
  • Online Ever: 2235
  • (October 29, 2023, 01:32:45 AM)
Users Online

Recent

Author Topic: My new paddle steamer  (Read 2106 times)

Offline olicana

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1238
    • Olicanalad's Games
Re: My new paddle steamer
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2024, 02:38:45 PM »
I 'etched' my own planking with a Stanley knife and steel rule.

For 28mm planks the ruled cuts were 4mm apart. Then I angled the bade and bevelled these cuts to create the 'gaps' between the planks freehand - this was easier than it sounds as the blade naturally follows the initial cut but you do need a very sharp / new blade for this job.

It's much quicker than gluing the planking on.

Agreed, laser etched sheets of planking would be useful. I'm pretty sure Martin at Warbases would do it (bespoke) quite cheaply and would probably add 'eyes' to make the planking even more wood-like. I've had bespoke stuff made by Martin before and was delighted at how cheap it was. My last bespoke order was for four-part 'casualty' clocks graduated to 20 - they had to be designed and made bigger than the smaller 12 point ones in the catalogue and weren't that much more expensive. Send him an enquiry by email.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2024, 02:49:01 PM by olicana »

Offline Captain Darling

  • Mad Scientist
  • Posts: 909
    • Captain Darlings Miniatures Emporium
Re: My new paddle steamer
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2024, 11:48:58 PM »
Nice work on your paddle wheeler, look forward to seeing your next boat…
"There's nothing cushy about life in the Women's Auxiliary Balloon Corps!"

http://captaindarlingsminiaturesemporium.blogspot.com.au
https://toysoldiersforoldgits.blogspot.com.au

Offline flatpack

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1396
  • Hiding in the shed
Re: My new paddle steamer
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2024, 12:21:51 AM »
Lovely paddle steamer.
You’ve done a great job, in getting a useful piece of kit to the table.
Keep up the good work 👍
Flatpack

Offline frd

  • Bookworm
  • Posts: 54
  • 15mm of madness
Re: My new paddle steamer
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2024, 08:41:27 PM »
Thanks for detailed explanation olicana! Will definitely try my hand at hand etching for my next deck. Did you use standard balsa or some other wood?

I'm in US, so I'll need to look for business similar to warbases on this side of the pond. I'm sure there are some small businesses here that can do custom work like that. Worst comes to worst, I can bite the shipping cost and order from Martin :)

Offline olicana

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1238
    • Olicanalad's Games
Re: My new paddle steamer
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2024, 12:59:23 AM »
Wood was 2.5mm MDF. For sheets, look up picture framing materials online.  Pretty cheap in ‘wargamer quantities’.

I buy in bulk from a picture framing friend. Five 3’ x 2’ sheets for around £25 ($30). Have a chat with a local art and craft store - they generally have this kind of stuff available through their suppliers and will order it for you.

Offline olicana

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1238
    • Olicanalad's Games
Re: My new paddle steamer
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2024, 01:05:03 AM »
I’ve also decided to build a dhow next. This week I made the gun and ‘Arab’ crew - an old fashioned ships cannon (redundant optional barrel from a 6pdr, possibly a 6pdr) plus some simple Perry plastic conversions for the crew.

Offline Westfalia Chris

  • Cardboard Warlord
  • Administrator
  • Galactic Brain
  • Posts: 7475
  • Elaborate! Elucidate! Evaluate!
Re: My new paddle steamer
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2024, 06:17:27 AM »
I’ve also decided to build a dhow next. This week I made the gun and ‘Arab’ crew - an old fashioned ships cannon (redundant optional barrel from a 6pdr, possibly a 6pdr) plus some simple Perry plastic conversions for the crew.

I'm quite looking forward to this. Lovely stuff, takes me right back to the days of Major General Tremorden Rederring in the very best ways.

Offline carlos marighela

  • Elder God
  • Posts: 10856
  • Flamenguista até morrer.
Re: My new paddle steamer
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2024, 08:31:14 AM »
Lovely looking it of kit.   :-* :-*

World's largest pedalo.
Em dezembro de '81
Botou os ingleses na roda
3 a 0 no Liverpool
Ficou marcado na história
E no Rio não tem outro igual
Só o Flamengo é campeão mundial
E agora seu povo
Pede o mundo de novo

Offline trev

  • Mad Scientist
  • Posts: 707
    • The Bits Box
Re: My new paddle steamer
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2024, 09:47:49 AM »
That's great work.  Nice details. 

Online CapnJim

  • Scatterbrained Genius
  • Posts: 3724
  • Gainfully unemployed and lovng it!
Re: My new paddle steamer
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2024, 05:39:12 PM »
That boat is most certainly impressive.  Well done!
"Remember - Incoming Fire Has the Right-of-Way"

Offline Cat

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1253
  • All Purpose Neko-Sensei
    • Goblinhall
Re: My new paddle steamer
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2024, 06:02:54 PM »
Very fun model — let the diplomacy begin!

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
9 Replies
3978 Views
Last post June 11, 2008, 03:14:52 PM
by Pupikiza
0 Replies
2055 Views
Last post August 18, 2012, 04:27:04 PM
by Tym
11 Replies
4618 Views
Last post October 15, 2014, 10:40:35 AM
by Gary Peach
17 Replies
6314 Views
Last post December 01, 2015, 07:06:45 PM
by vsfguthroth
17 Replies
2661 Views
Last post January 11, 2023, 12:45:31 PM
by fred